Andrea began her entrepreneurial career at the age of 16 when she created an “event staff for hire” company from her childhood home on Long Island. After receiving her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at NYIT, she created Elegant Affairs, a full service off-premise catering and event planning firm in New York.
Fast forward to the 21st century, Elegant Affairs main hub resides in an 8,000 square foot facility and produces over 600 events per year with Andrea Correale as the creative backbone of the firm.
Andrea has used her fierce entrepreneurial skills, and infectious personality to go above and beyond catering. She is considered a lifestyle and entertaining expert for L’Oréal Paris Academy, Ehow.com, Sam’s Club, Celebrations.com (a subsidiary of 1-800 Flowers) , Lenox China, and OK TV. She is sought out to demonstrate her innovative food presentations in the media. Her motivation and passion is to inspire people to entertain at home with style and ease.
Elegant Affairs has satisfied some of the most discriminating palates such as, Kevin Costner Kevin Spacey, Mitt Romney, P.Diddy, Billy Joel, Russell Simmons, The Trumps, Jimmy Fallon, Nick Cannon, and L.A Reid. Their corporate resume includes Google, Amazon, Ferrari Maserati, American Express, Cirque du Soleil, HBO, Niche Media, American Heart Association, Urban Daddy, FEMA Disaster Relief, Open Road Media, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, DuJour magazine.
Andrea’s television features include programs on Bravo, VH1, MTV, FOX, CBS, NBC, News 12 Long Island and HGTV. Andrea is also a columnist and contributor for Hamptons Magazine, 25A Magazine, and Social Life Magazine.